Kitchen. Douceur et vitamins: the benefits of figs

Au même titre que la pomme et la prune, la figue is a relatively energetic fruit. In effect, its teneur moyen en glucides is 13 g aux 100 g and can vary from 9 to 18 g selon la variété des fruits, l’ensoleillement et la maturation.

Fructose and glucose are simple sugars present in figs, but saccharose is not present in very small quantities.

Les fibers sont très abondantes dans la figue, then add 2.3 g aux 100 g.

They are constituted by 2/3 of insoluble fibers, which form the cellulosic particles and the small “grains” presented in the pulp. The remaining tiers are made up of soluble fibers, especially pectins.


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Rich in vitamins

Avec ses 5 mg en moyenne, son taux en vitamine C este assez faible. Comme dans bon nombre de fructes frais, B vitamins are numerous and have comparable rates.

The presence of anthocyanin pigments can also be revealed, especially the abundant ones in the well-colored pulp figures. These pigments have a “vitamin P” action, i.e. protectrice des petits vaisseaux sanguins.

Son apport énergétique se reveille finalement raisonnable, puisque’une figue pesant environ 45 g on average represents less than 25 kilocalories…

Perfect pour conserver la ligne, it can be a gourmand dessert ideally suited for a “shredder” diet. Alors, don’t hesitate pas à lui reserver un place d’honneur dans your corbeille à fruits!

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Minerals and trace elements

Comme le kiwi ou la mandarine, la figue beat des records! Its mineral content is 700 mg per 100 g, which is similar to figs with a very high mineral content.

Comme dans la majority des fruits, le potassium arrive largely en tête, with almost 40% of the total.

The calcium is particularly plentiful, as it reaches 60 mg aux 100 g, soit un taux superior à ce l’on trouve dans l’orange, pourtant considered comme une très bonne source de calcium. Finally, phosphorus and magnesium are also reached at appreciable levels: 23 mg and 18 mg and 100 g.

Quant aux oligoéléments, on peut compter sur le fer. Copper, zinc, boron and manganese are present in small quantities. It also refers to the presence of fluorine, selenium and iodine.

A small recipe?

For a savory fig jam, I count 1 kg of violet figs, 600 g of sugar crystals, the juice of a lemon green, the juice of an orange, 1 soup spoon of orange zest taillé en fins bâtonnets, 1 vanilla mousse.

La veille, rinse, dry and detail the figs in morceaux moyens. Sprinkle with lemon juice, incorporate the open vanilla gousse, then cut lengthwise and cover with sugar. Protects a food film and fruit reserves for 12 h.

The next day, I place the fruits in a bassine à confiture, pour the orange juice and add the bâtonnets of orange zest.

Faites chauffer doucement en remuant de temps en temps. Laissez frémir une quarantaine de minutes, verificar la nappe et poursuivez la cuisson si besoin. Mettez en pots en fin de cuisson.

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